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Based on the Eisner Award-winning comic books by writer-artist Mike Mignola, this sequel also bears the heavy influence of director Guillermo del Toro. Del Toro, an artist himself, collaborated with Mignola on the look and story of this follow-up, and the result of both mens imaginations is a beauty to behold.
The script, formerly titled Starship Dave, comes from former Mystery Science Theatre 3000 writer Bill Corbett and How I Met Your Mother executive producer Rob Greenberg. Director Brian Robbins also directed Murphy in Norbit and the upcoming A Thousand Words.
WINNER: While standard practice is to give the edge to the film thats neither a sequel nor an adaptation, The Golden Army is a special case. Its not based on any of the comic series, and it is a large expansion on the scope and vision of the first film. So it beats Meet Dave, but just barely.